I purchased 56 hens from 4 h and FFA projects. They were sold to me by the county extension agent. They are all from the same grower and the same batch. They were born in March. In September I received the first 10 and they layed the next day. Then I received 20 more In a week and then the remainder in another week. Since the initial laying I have only gotten three dozen eggs. It is now the middle of October. I have tried going from 16% to 20% protein laying pellets. I have tried red pepper in the feed. Switched to game bird feed and back to laying pellets. I have tried letting them peck a styrofoam cooler till it is nothing? I have lights on them, I have nesting boxes and they are being fed and watered. The days are getting shorter but I have always had them lay. Any one else run into this. Thanks for any replies.